Mini Dead-Blow Hammer
A dead-blow hammer is one of the most useful tools in the workshop, but sometimes they're too large for delicate tasks. Make your own downsized version using commonly available parts.
Start by inserting a Champagne cork into each side of a 1/2" PVC tee fitting. You might need to sand the corks to fit. Fill the tee fitting with BBs, leaving some air space to allow the BBs to move when using the hammer. I made handles from a discarded broomstick, but a 3/4" dowel works as well. File or turn grooves on the handle for added grip. Apply epoxy then insert the handle into the tee, making sure it fits tightly. For added insurance, install a small screw or finish nail to secure the handle.
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